Definition of badlands noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    badlands

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    NAmE//ˈbædlændz//
     
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  1. 1large areas of land where very few plants will grow, which cannot be used for farming
  2. 2the Badlands a large area of land in the western U.S. where plants will not grow
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